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The Oxford Belfry
Milton Common, Nr Thame, OX9 2JW 01844 279 381 Get Directions

Things To Do

The Oxford Belfry is just a short drive from the stunning university city of Oxford and all the sights that it has to offer.  Enjoy a production at The Oxford Playhouse, take a walk around the Botanical Gardens or visit the many museums including the River & Rowing Museum or the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.  The hotel is also close to the stunning Blenheim Palace, a must see whilst in the area.  For shopaholics, Bicester Village Outlet is a treat not to miss.



Looking to play golf whilst staying with us? We recommend Studley Wood Golf Club, 11 miles away to the north-east of Oxford. To book a teeing off time, please click here.


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Blenheim Palace

Landmarks and Historical

Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, the exquisite Baroque Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the magnificent Lake.  Blenheim Palace plays host to a range of events throughout the year, visit the website for further information.

Oxford Official Walking Tours - the best way to explore Oxford's history, the University of Oxford, famous people and old traditions. There is a tour for all interests including the popular City and University Tour; tours for fans of Harry Potter, Inspector Morse and Alice in Wonderland through to specialist themed tours, including one exploring Oxford's modern architecture

Oxford River Cruises offer sightseeing tours, picnics, dining river trips and private boat hire in the heart of Oxford. The cruises are designed to suit all tastes, from lazy lunchtime get togethers and elegant dinner cruises, to birthday party afloat.

Explore the sweeping long hallways of The University of Oxford along with its stunning architecture at one of its many campus'. See world famous sites such as Bodleian Library and Christ Church - both of which were Harry Potter film sites! 

Silverstone Circuit has come a long way since it was turned from a wartime airfield into a motor racing circuit. It is now one of the world's most famous motor sport venues and is both the birth place of British motor sport as well as being the home of the British Grand Prix.

Theme & Adventure Parks

  • Legoland

Zoos, Farms & Wildlife

  • Odds Farm Park
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
  • Waterfowl Sanctuary & Children's Farm


  • Bicester Village Outlet
  • Oxford Covered Market

Houses, Gardens & Parks

  • University of Oxford Botanic Garden
  • Stonor Park
  • Rousham House & Garden

Theatres, Shows & Concerts

  • New Theatre
  • Oxford Playhouse

Galleries & Museums

  • The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology
  • Modern Art
  • Cogges Manor Farm Museum
  • River & Rowing Museum
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Bucks County Museum

Landmarks & Historical

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Christ Church College
  • University of Oxford
  • Waddesdon Manor

Boat Trips & Cruises

  • Oxford River Cruises

Tours & Guided Walks

  • City Sightseeing Oxford - Tours by open top bus

Sports & Recreation

  • Silverstone


  • The Swan at Tetsworth
  • The Old Flight House, Weston on the Green
  • Deddington Antiques Centre
  • Station Mill, Chipping Norton

Nature Reserves

  • Otmoor RSPB Nature Reserve, near Oxford; a magical nature reserve of wet meadows and reedbeds
  • Church Wood, an RSPB Reserve, near Gerards Cross; a small yet delightful bluebell wood on the edge of the Chilterns
  • Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve; mainly chalk grassland full of colourful wild flowers, including Common Spotted Orchid, and insects. Fantastic place to view Red Kites.
  • Warburg Nature Reserve, BBOWT, near Henley-On-Thames; a hidden wildlife gem nestling in the Chilterns, rich in wildlife
  • Wendover Woods, Forestry Commission; walks, cycling, children's play area, cafe and Go Ape

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